Posted: Tue 30th May 2017

Connah’s Quay: High Street closed overnight as police investigate a ‘serious incident’

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

  • Police called just after 8pm – members of the public report a large-scale police response.
  • Armed police and dog units responded.
  • Two ambulances and a paramedic rapid response car also at the scene.
  • Police have not disclosed the nature of the incident.
  • Officers have been conducting door to door enquiries. 
  • Investigation is ongoing as NWP offer reassurance to the community. 
  • High Street has reopened this morning.

A busy main road through Connah’s Quay is back open this morning following an overnight closure due to a police investigation into what they are describing as a ‘serious incident’ which took place on Monday evening. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

[miptheme_quote author=”Councillor Bernie Attridge ” style=”text-left”]As the County Councillor for the area in question it is very concerning to hear of this incident. I am awaiting more information from NWP to exactly what happened. I would urge anyone with info to contact NWP on 101.[/miptheme_quote] ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Cordons remain in place around the building with police officers guarding all sides, two police cars are still at the scene this morning. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Picture taken at around 9pm on Monday evening

Witnesses reported seeing a large-scale police response on High Street close to the Chapel Street junction just after 8pm on Monday. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Two emergency ambulances and a paramedic rapid response car were also seen close to a property known locally as Bethel Place,  a three-story block of flats. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Around 12 police vehicles were spotted in the location including armed officers from the Cheshire and North Wales Armed Alliance along with a dog unit and a number of crime scene investigators. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Police say they received initial reports of an ‘incident’ at 8pm on Monday evening, they are yet to disclose the nature of the incident but said in an update at 12.30am this morning; ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Investigations into the incident are ongoing, and officers have been conducting door to door enquiries. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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The B5129 High Street was cordoned off with police tape along a 40-metre stretch, from the pedestrian crossing near the Chapel Street junction to the entrance of Bethel Place. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

One resident who lives opposite told Deeside.com she was not allowed into her property from the front entrance as it was within the police cordon. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Picture Credit @Stu_McNally

Forensic officers wearing white protective suits were seen working along the pavement area directly outside Bethel Place flats which are owned by Wales and West Housing Association. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Police began to conduct doing door to door enquiries as the investigation got underway, one resident told Deeside.com officers had said they were dealing with a ‘very serious incident’ ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

In a statement released by police Detective Chief Inspector Dan Tipton said:

I would like to reassure the local community who may have been concerned by the Police activity in the area.
As we are in the early stages of an ongoing investigation, we cannot release further details – however we can say that the incident is under control and there is no ongoing risk to the public and members of the local community. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Updates to follow: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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